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Curious Inventions: Carlo Farina's Capriccio Stravagante
Carlo Farina’s 1627 Capriccio Stravagante uses four violin-family instruments (violin, two violas, and a violoncello-range instrument) to mimic other instruments such as trumpets, shawms, organs, and guitars. This investigation ...
Moebius Beats: The Twisted Spaces of Sliding Window Audio Novelty Functions with Rhythmic Subdivisions
functions (ANFs) representing songs with rhythmic subdivisions concentrate on the boundary of non-orientable surfaces such as the Moebius strip. This insight provides a radically different topological approach to classifying ...
Reckoning With Apartheid: The Conundrum of Working Through the Past
(Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East, 2016)
From April 26-29, 1994, South Africa held its first universal, democratic elections. Witnessed by the world, South Africans of all races waited patiently in line to cast their ballots, signaling the official and symbolic ...
One Duke professor’s Trayvon Martin moment
(News & Observer, 2013-07-13)